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Friday, Sep 4, 2015

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Friday Cat Blogging - 4 September 2015

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Like Hillary Clinton, we've been watching a lot of HGTV lately. This has inspired Marian to create a long list of renovation projects she'd like to do. It's inspired me to wonder if literally everyone in the world wants an open-concept floor plan these days. And one other thing: It's also made it clear…
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The Iran Deal Highlights the Crackup of the Israel Lobby

1 hour, 20 minutes ago

Jonathan Chait writes that AIPAC's failure to stop the Iran deal shows that "there is no more 'Israel lobby'; there is a red Israel lobby and a blue one." And that matters a lot: As a simple matter of political mechanics, acquiring a veto-proof majority in both houses of Congress meant hawks needed…
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Tip O' the Day: Don't Be Trapped by the Tyranny of the List

2 hours, 34 minutes ago

A couple of days ago I stumbled across a story about the weekly email that NBER sends out touting its latest working papers. They recently decided to randomize the order of the papers separately for each of the 23,000 emails they send out. "This will mean that roughly the same number of message recipients…
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In Shocker, Media Learns That Donald Trump Doesn't Know Anything

4 hours, 21 minutes ago

Color me surprised. I read Hugh Hewitt's interview with Donald Trump yesterday and commented on it, but it didn't even occur to me to say anything about the substance of Trump's replies. I mentioned as an aside that Trump, as usual, was "comically ignorant" of pretty much everything, and thought no more…
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Guatemala's President Resigned and Spent the Night in Jail. What's Next?

5 hours, 23 minutes ago

Otto Pérez Molina resigned as president of Guatemala late Wednesday night, stepping down after being implicated in a widespread corruption scheme that earlier this year cost his vice president her job. Pérez Molina, a former military general, had refused to leave office almost until the end, defying…
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Kentucky Gay Marriage Melodrama Is Finally Over (Sort Of)

5 hours, 46 minutes ago

From Joe Davis, explaining why his wife, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples: Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law. Actually, yes, it is. But Joe could be excused for thinking otherwise given how many allegedly serious…
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Chart of the Day: Net New Jobs in August

6 hours, 4 minutes ago

The American economy added 173,000 new jobs last month, 90,000 of which were needed to keep up with population growth. This means that net job growth clocked in at 83,000 jobs. The headline unemployment rate fell from 5.3 percent to 5.1 percent. Hourly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees…
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First Gay Couple Can Marry in County Where Clerk Went to Jail

6 hours, 34 minutes ago

On Friday, William Smith and James Yates became the first same-sex couple to be issued a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky. BREAKING: William Smith and James Yates just obtained a marriage license from the Rowan County Clerk's Office. pic.twitter.com/rBcxunFZxb — Dominic Holden (@dominicholden)…
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California Is Fining a Company That's Supplied Starbucks' Bottled Water—for Making the Drought Worse

10 hours, 14 minutes ago

Sugar Pine Spring Water, a California company that has supplied bottled water to Starbucks, was hit on Tuesday with a complaint and draft cease-and-desist order by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for alleged illegal diversion and bulk delivery of water in 2014 and 2015. It's…
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More School Choice Means Long, Lonely Commutes for Kids

10 hours, 14 minutes ago

The school choice movement has sent low-income students commuting far and wide in search of a better education, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. Whether those long commutes to school are worth the sacrifice isn't so clear. In a study of more than 24,000 records of Chicago students…
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